Before the Covid-19 quarantine the Woolwich Common Community Centre was a lively centre running activities for locals such as Tai Chi, boxing clubs, dance workshops and woman’s groups. These activities are currently not running but the centre has found an important new way to serve the community during lock-down.
In response to the food crisis sparked by the quarantine the centre has become a hub for getting food to the most vulnerable members of the community.
A partnership between the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council, Charlton Athletic Community Trust and Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency, along with a team of amazing volunteers, has established and now run a food box delivery scheme to deliver food to those in need.
Residents who are vulnerable or self-isolating and don’t have anyone who can support them to get shopping can call Live Well Greenwich for support from 8.30am to 6pm, on: 0800 470 4831. They can then be referred to the box scheme and receive a delivery.
Each delivery consists of three boxes. One box contains a beautiful selection of vegetables, one contains supplies of fresh meat and dairy products and the other dried goods. Each delivery is designed to feed an individual for 2 weeks or a family for 1 week and a veggie alternative is available
At time of writing over 1500 boxes of food have been delivered by this service around the borough.
If you or anyone you know requires support with access to food please call 0800 470 4831.
Good Food in Greenwich really welcomes this incredible response and are committed to ensure that everyone has access to enough healthy food now and always.